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My Favourite Book

I thought it might be nice to start blogging about other books I’ve read. They say if you want to write it’s essential to read a lot. And they’re right (whoever ‘they’ are). Partly because it’s good to see what other people are writing about, current themes, etc. but also because it helps keep you […]

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What makes Brighton quirky?

I first visited Brighton as a child in the 80s. However, I didn’t see much of the place as we spent most of the day in the launderette! We were on the beach, playing our favourite ‘chasing waves’ game where we’d run down to the sea and then wait until the very last moment before […]

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Quite a Summer

It all started in April when my second book The Summer Theatre by the Sea was published. Unlike The Forget-Me-Not Flower Shop which was an e-book only, the second book was published as a paperback as well. This was hugely exciting. I remember answering the door to find the postman standing there with a large […]

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Writing And Its Research

Research is a key part of any writer’s life. Luckily for me, it’s something I enjoy doing. Research for The Summer Theatre by the Sea involved watching videos on how to surf, reading books about medicine and interior design, and frequent visits to Cornwall. Two of the storylines in the book revolve around an RNLI […]

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Characters; More than just what’s on the pages

Before I start writing a new story, I like to draft character biographies and explore my characters’ backgrounds and what motivates them. Knowing what’s happened prior to the story starting helps me to hit the ground running and enables me to get inside the character’s mind. The main protagonist in The Summer Theatre by the […]

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The Worlds Of Acting & Writing

It’s probably no surprise that The Corineus Theatre in The Summer Theatre by the Sea is based on The Minack in Penzance. What a stunning venue. The stage is cut into the rock face, looking almost as if its suspended in thin air. With the waves crashing behind and the wind swirling around the stone […]

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